I want to Achieve as a University of Phoenix Student. With a degree from the University of Phoenix, I will rule the world! The worlds that I will rule are my own internal and external ones. These worlds consist of paper, development of personal skills, satisfaction and achievement, titles, and specialized knowledge. My goals are personal, family-oriented, business-related, or just plain selfish. The receipt of a diploma is something that I perceive as slightly superficial. Obtaining this piece of paper, which will hang on my office wall, is an external, visual symbol that represents a base of knowledge to others regardless of whether or not that base of knowledge is applicable or implemented.
In addition, the receipt of this paper will also allow me to update my resume and finally complete the education section. The business world puts an extreme emphasis on a formal education and to be a viable commodity a degree is a necessity and I have to succumb to this line of thinking. The continual development of personal skills is a thirst for which all individuals should strive. Personal skills that I anticipate on developing through my education at the University of Phoenix will be team learning, time management, and the development of better organizational skills.
The development of these skills will enable me to communicate more effectively and efficiently, be more productive as a Manager or part of a team, and assist in general de-stressing. The development of these personal skills will carry forward beyond the University of Phoenix. Other personal goals that I will achieve as a University of Phoenix student will be satisfaction and achievement. I will achieve personal satisfaction by simply knowing that I have completed what I started many, many years ago. I am not, nor have ever been a quitter and will always (regardless of time) finish what I start. I will fulfill a sense of achievement because I will have crossed the finish line.
The process, like a race, is not easy but enduring the pain is worth the end result. Another personal goal tied into achievement would be that my daughter would see that I pursued my commitment to the very end. She will be able to learn by example not empty words. The advancement of my career is a continuous personal goal. Without the benefit of a complete formal education, I have moved up the corporate ladder swiftly and adeptly; having started as an Administrative Assistant and now retain the title of Program Manager and responsible for over 1M in contracts and a team of 15. Within the company’s organization, there are the Owners and Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents (VPs), then Program Managers.
There are currently no written rules or guidelines as to what an individual has to have or do to move up in the organization but I know that obtaining my degree in business management will put me at an even level with the existing VPs allowing me to be promoted without consternation. My ultimate personal goal, after receiving my bachelor’s degree, is to pursue a Master’s Degree in Tourism Administration with a concentration in Event and Meeting Management. Until last week, I anticipated my formal education to conclude with a Bachelor’s degree but after learning of this program, I have reconsidered that decision. The master’s degree will allow me to continue to expand my knowledge and develop specialized skills, training, and education in my area of work. Worlds collide but can also mesh well. The achievement of my personal goals will develop a harmonious union.
Continuing my education, either through formal channels or through informal ones, is a lifelong personal goal that I intend to keep! .